Disjointed: Kathy Bates in a stoner sit-com about the wacky staff of dispensary.
August 26, 2017 10:26 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

If Big Bang Theory were about pot, but with Kathy Bates, fake ads, animation, and PTSD.
posted by Stanczyk (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I could only watch five minutes before I gave up. Terrible!
posted by drunkonthemoon at 3:02 AM on August 27, 2017 [1 favorite]

I saw the first episode and thought it was passable. I think it would have been way better without the laugh track, honestly. Some of the humor was really dumb, but I am a sucker for family(ish) comedies where everyone loves each other and the stakes are low. I will watch another couple episodes this week and see how I feel.
posted by Literaryhero at 6:46 AM on August 27, 2017

Oh and I saw Netflix had their own pot strains that they were pairing with some of their shows, which, well, seems awfully ridiculous to me.
posted by Literaryhero at 6:47 AM on August 27, 2017

It is a really silly show, but the PTSD thread and animation are standouts. Carter's storyline and the actor playing him, Tone Bell, are really great and may redeem the show of some of its other sins.

It's very weird to see the subject normalized like this. James Burrows and Chuck Lorre treating pot dealing like any retail job. It's apparently not a laugh track either. It's a live audience.
posted by Stanczyk at 9:14 AM on August 27, 2017

It picked up for me in episode 3, when I was about to fast-forward through the credits and it fast-forwarded for me.

I also enjoy trying to guess the word of the day.
posted by Mogur at 2:08 PM on August 27, 2017

Made it through 15 minutes. Go watch High Maintenance instead.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 6:30 PM on August 27, 2017 [2 favorites]

Holy crap there are six seasons of High Maintenance.
posted by rhizome at 12:13 PM on August 28, 2017

Dude, are you high right now? There is one HBO season of High Maintenance with six episodes, and there's the original web series that went for 18 episodes.
posted by Stanczyk at 2:05 PM on August 28, 2017 [2 favorites]

It certainly sounded like a real audience (at least the first episode). Probably high since this was not that funny. The show obviously borrowed from Grace and Frankie in some elements without putting their own stamp on it. I haven't made it past ep 2 yet.
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 10:23 PM on August 28, 2017

Dude, are you high right now?


According to the 'pedia, it's 6 seasons of 3 episodes each (4 in S2). So, Vimeo seasons are even shorter than British ones. Then one HBO season of 6. I just didn't look at the episode counts, because, probably like you, I think "season" For 3 episodes is a misnomer. Didn't think I'd have to!
posted by rhizome at 11:56 PM on August 28, 2017 [3 favorites]

Me too.
posted by Stanczyk at 1:46 PM on August 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

All that being said, Kathy Bates has an amazing singing voice.
posted by Mogur at 3:41 PM on August 30, 2017

Just watched the first two episodes. Very disappointing. Such a waste of Kathy Bates. Very pedestrian and cheap laughs with characters that are outdated stereotypes for the most part.

Going to rewatch Weeds instead of wasting more time on this.
posted by roolya_boolya at 4:48 AM on September 10, 2017

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